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Nine forms of Lord Narasimha Swamy in Ahobilam

From: Anand Vangipuram (
Date: Fri Mar 03 2000 - 16:18:42 PST

Dear Bhakti List Members:

This is a continuation from yesterday's discussion.

4.	Yogananda Narasimha Swamy
On the Western side of Vedadri Hill, near Lakshmi Kshetra,
facing South is Yogananda Narasimha Swamy.  It is believed
that at this place Prahalada learnt Yogabhyasa from Lord
Narasimha.  Hence, he is called Yogananda Narasimha Swamy.
The Lord is shown with his two upper hands holding Chakra
and Sankha while the lower hands are seen resting on the

5.	Karanja Narasimha Swamy
On the Western side of Garudadri hill under the shade of the
great Karanja Vriksha is located the temple of Karanja
Narasimha Swamy.  The Lord is seen seated in meditation
under the canopy of Adisesha.  He is holding a Sarnaga or bow.
Next to this temple is located the shrine Sri Anjaneya.

To be continued...

The credit for the information provided herein should be
given to "Sapthagiri" which is a Tirumala Tirupati
Devasthanams Publication.  The original article was written
by Acharya Komanduri Ranga of Stillwater, OK.

adiyen rAmAnuja dAsan,
Venkata Yatiraj Anand

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